The preseason was abhorred by many a football fan, but those that played fantasy football often payed close attention to the stat lines looking for a sleeper player they could take in the latter part of their draft.
Whether it be a handcuff to a starting running back, a young wide receiver ready to break out, or an aging vet that could suddenly be forced into a bigger role, we used those preseason games to get a sense of how teams would utilize their personnel.
The latest SB Nation Reacts polls gave us a trifecta of fantasy football questions designed around what changes we may have to make to our drafts this year.
This first one is all about the timing of snagging your sleeper...
Players that count on taking a sleeper won’t be affected by a lack of practice games, because drafting a sleeper is just part of their fantasy DNA. They’ll scour the fantasy sites looking for an obscure name that could get more opportunists if things break just right for them on their team.
I usually go into each draft with a couple names in my back pocket that I’ll pull out depending on how the board falls, but with so many “GMs” thinking the same way, I usually let them roll the dice and leave the best players available for me.
But with that being said, my draft strategy untimely comes down to my gut, which is what most SB Nation Reacts voters do as well.
Sure I print off a few cheat sheets, but I rarely follow their specific lists and instead I go with who I feel is primed for a better season.
This last poll question is one I hope my commissioners are paying attention to, because with the Reserve/COVID-19 list potentially hitting players at any time, having some extra roster flexibility is a must.
All four of these options should be on the table when leagues are set up.
How different will your fantasy football experience be this year?